Solidarity with Polish women- defend reproductive rights!

Lots of interest in the Socialist Party campaign stall at the Polish defend women's rights demo (photo by Brum SP)

On 1 November, 600 people, mainly Polish women and their allies, gathered in Birmingham for 'Piekło Kobiet (Women's Hell) Polish Women on Strike', to protest in solidary with women in Poland fighting for their reproductive rights. 

Right from the start, protesters vented their anger at the Polish government, chanting in both Polish and English. The Socialist Party's solidarity was well received, and we were the only political group giving out leaflets (partially in Polish) displaying our key demands, many of which were accepted with enthusiasm. 

A member of our branch spoke in solidarity on the party's behalf to the crowd, and stated our demands for free public healthcare, including safe abortions, as well as our fight for the right to make this choice free from poverty. Again, we were the only political group to speak, and this call for justice for the women of Poland was met with further chanting and gestures of solidarity. 

Mia Wroe, Birmingham Socialist Party

Below is the flyer that we distributed on the demo.

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